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GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? #189275
09/28/09 09:51 PM
09/28/09 09:51 PM
leland  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA

Does this mean that 1 & 2 family dwellings don't need GFCI protection on their pools?

Section 2705 Equipotential Bonding GFCI Protection

2705.1 NFPA 70 - 08: National Electric Code, Article 680 (Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installation), Section 680.22(B), GFCI Protection, is amended to read as follows:

(B) GFCI Protection. Outlets supplying pool pump motors from branch circuits with short-circuit and ground-fault protection rated 15 or 20 amperes, 125 volt or 240 volt, single phase, whether by receptacle or direct connection, shall be provided with ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

Exception: One-and two-family dwellings.

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Re: GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? [Re: leland] #189276
09/28/09 10:27 PM
09/28/09 10:27 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,935
Brick, NJ USA
Talk about 'doublespeak'!

Greg....what say you??

Re: GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? [Re: HotLine1] #189277
09/28/09 10:33 PM
09/28/09 10:33 PM
leland  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
Glad it aint just me. I had that "puppy want a treat" look on my face when I read it.

Re: GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? [Re: leland] #189280
09/29/09 12:22 AM
09/29/09 12:22 AM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186
Florida exempted hard wired pool pumps in 1 & 2 family, at least that is what the intent was. It does look like the wording they came up with completely removed the GFCI requirement for hardwired and 240v pumps. 120v 15-20a Receptacles "outdoors" will still need GFCI protection.
I suppose an indoor pool wouldn't need any GFCIs
There are plenty of inspectors who disagreed with this change.

Greg Fretwell


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